The Martingale Foundation supports a new generation of postgraduates to become STEM leaders

Through fully-funded Scholarships and access to a community of pioneering leaders, we enable and nurture talented students to pursue Masters and PhDs in STEM subjects at some of the leading research universities in the UK.

Our mission

Our mission is to enable and nurture talented individuals from low-socioeconomic backgrounds to thrive within world-leading postgraduate study and become STEM leaders.

We believe that family income should not be a barrier to the pursuit of excellence. Postgraduate degrees are increasingly associated with academic and career advancement. Student loans often fall short of tuition fees, never mind the cost of living. This puts postgraduate study out of reach for many who cannot fund their studies through financial support from their family.

A Martingale Scholar receives:

A fully-funded Scholarship to pursue a Masters degree or PhD at one of our partner universities

All tuition fees and research expenses, including a tax-free stipend for living costs

Tailored support to apply for a Martingale PhD Scholarship

Access to the Martingale Development Programme, including leadership training and connections with top academic and industry professionals

Membership of a pioneering community of future STEM leaders

The Martingale Postgraduate Scholarship is our flagship programme that supports passionate and talented students facing financial barriers to pursue Masters and PhDs and excel in them.

Programme brochure

Stay tuned for the 2025 programme brochure, coming on the 5 August.

Applications open in August

Applications will re-open for 2025 Scholarships on 5 August. Find out more about the Scholarship below.

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Pursue a Masters and PhD in STEM at some of the UK’s leading research universities